There's a lot of people out there with fear and anxiety about having dental care done. Over 27 years that I've practiced, I'm amazed at the stories I've heard. It sounds like old-time dentists were very insensitive at times. People come in with battle wounds and horror stories and in most situations, dental anxiety can be relieved very easily. What we offer in the office is an oral sedative, anti-anxiolytic. It relieves a lot of the anxiety and helps people through their appointments. I think so many people come in and they're embarrassed by it and they don't need to be. I'd probably say there's about a third of the people out there who have some or have a lot of anxiety about having dental work done. The particular medication that we use is great. People can take a pill or two, get a great night's sleep. When they come in the next day, they can take another dose. A lot of people sit here in the chair and end up dozing off and sleeping through their appointments. So I think the message out there for those people that are so self-conscious about going to the dentist is there are options. There are great options. There are inexpensive options. There are easy options that they need to be aware of that can relieve their anxiety and let them get the dental work that they know they need, but sometimes have a great deal of difficulty about showing up to actually have performed.
Do you have trouble sleeping the night before dental appointments? To experience your first stress-free dental appointment, contact us to learn how relieving dental anxiety is done here at George A. Hoop, DDS, PA!
For your convenience, Dr. George Hoop and our compassionate team provide comprehensive dental care at two locations, one in Naples, FL and one in Fort Myers, FL. Regardless of which you visit, we’ll do everything we can to make your stay a pleasant one!
Calming, Soothing Team
When you visit us, our friendly team will greet you with a warm smile and help put you at ease. To provide the best, most personalized care we can, we will listen carefully to your particular concerns.
We truly care about our patients and enjoy helping you relax and reach your smile goals! We will never make you feel judged or embarrassed. We’re here to help you!
Providing Multiple Dental Sedation Options
Did you know that as many as one in five of all Americans suffer from dental anxiety for one reason or another? No matter the cause of your anxiety, we can help you relax so you can get the quality dental care you deserve!
Our patients who have dental anxiety love our dental sedation options. We will monitor you carefully to ensure your optimum comfort. And, because we like to give you options, we provide two choices for dental sedation:
- Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas,” is a gas mixed with oxygen that will help melt away your concerns!
- Oral conscious sedation is a pill that we can prescribe so you can arrive at our office completely relaxed!
We can also provide various comfort options and extended appointments to improve your visit!